I’ve often sat and thought about all the relationships I have in my life…..and how each of them CAME into my life. They say we’re magnets that attract those that are like us, I suppose that’s how they got the saying that “birds of a feather flock together”. While sitting on the beach chatting with Sandra (with whom I share a precious best friend necklace) at Rehoboth this past week, it dawned on me. I’m generally a happy-go-lucky person, I don’t take life too seriously and I’m certainly not afraid to laugh out loud (mostly at myself) and that a lot of the people that are closest to me have those same qualities. I also know that they are strong and independent and have a backbone (this is more important to me than you might think). Up until the day of shooting her wedding in Key West, we had never physically met each other and up until the day she emailed me to see if I was available to shoot her wedding, we had NEVER even knew each other. It wasn’t until the bullying article went viral that she had even heard of me. And as I sat and watched the waves come in and thought back to how our friendship began….it’s insane!!! But yet, there I was chilling at the beach with a new friend-whom I simply met by chance-celebrating her birthday like we had been friends for eternity!!
It hasn’t always been this way. I’ve had friendships (and even family members) that were toxic with bad energy-you know the kind-they sucked the life out of you. As I got older and was able to make decisions on who I wanted to have in my life, I started to notice a shift. It sounds dramatic, I know, but I know that so many of you know EXACTLY what I’m talking about. I got rid of the bad energy and made room for the good stuff. That’s around the time that things started to flow and go in the direction I had always envisioned it……and trust me when I say, the sun shines so much brighter when you surround yourself with optimism and positivity!!! <3 <3 Sandra, you are one of those kinds and I'm so thankful for your friendship!! <3